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Old 11-04-2009, 05:20 PM   #91
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Hi Dirt Dabber! You find the best routes! I am gonna start stalking you.... SR
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Old 11-04-2009, 05:39 PM   #92
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Hi Dirt Dabber! You find the best routes! I am gonna start stalking you.... SR
Hi SR

Look at the Roundabout North GA thread

http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=521881

Hopefully that thread will grow some legs. Then we all will have some good routes.

By the way, it will be hard to stalk me when I am trying to keep up with you.
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Old 11-04-2009, 06:23 PM   #93
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Hi SR

Look at the Roundabout North GA thread

http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=521881

Hopefully that thread will grow some legs. Then we all will have some good routes.

By the way, it will be hard to stalk me when I am trying to keep up with you.
Sounds like we may be riding in circles following each other!

Your Roundabout North GA thread is a great idea. I need to invest in a small camera and start taking pictures on my rides. I wish I was brave enough to go riding / exploring alone, but I am just too nervous. Maybe I need to invest in a SPOT and a small pistol! SR
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Old 01-24-2010, 06:33 PM   #94
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Clay this is my favorite thread on all of ADV...
We need to ride together again sometime soon anyway...
Clay, Lets see some more pics of the Best part of the wonderful state
we live in . . . . Please
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Old 01-28-2010, 07:55 PM   #95
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Yes, I agree.
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Old 01-28-2010, 08:02 PM   #96
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Here's a couple from this afternoon.
Lake Rabun Dam




For some reason I think that this dam may also be called Mathis Dam.
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Old 01-28-2010, 08:39 PM   #97
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Here's a couple from this afternoon.
Lake Rabun Dam




For some reason I think that this dam may also be called Mathis Dam.
There's a waterfall pretty close to there and it's name is indian for "lots of laughs" which I don't think has shown up in any of the tag threads yet.
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Old 01-28-2010, 09:23 PM   #98
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hey that's a mile from my house!

30 years ago, in the river pool below that dam, I learned that I was not qualified to ride a motorcycle on ice.

got caught rolling big rocks off said dam about the same time period- the Game Warden threatened to impound my bike (because it was parked on the dam at the time.... and no i was not the one who cut the chain on the gate).

and the best one- 200 yards from the spot your bike is parked, I was 13 years old, riding a yamaha trials 250 with no brakes at 6:00 in the morning, wide open (50 mph?) with an unconscious gray fox in my lap (don't ask why) (I thought it was dead). Anyway, it woke up and started chewing on my leg.... By the time i stomped gears to a stop one-handed while shaking the fox so it couldn't bite my arm I had done a 180- ended up coming to a stop facing back the way i came from.... Ah the memories
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Old 01-29-2010, 05:43 AM   #99
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For some reason I think that this dam may also be called Mathis Dam.
From Wikipedia:

The Mathis Dam is an ambursen-type concrete dam with a height of 108 feet (33 m) and a span of 660 feet (201 m). The Terrora Hydroelectric Plant at Mathis Dam has a generation capacity of 16,000 kilowatts. The reservoir elevation is listed as 1,683 feet on topographic maps, but Georgia Power considers the lake full at an elevation of 1,689.6 feet (515.0 m).




There is also an earthen dam between two finger ridges just to the north of Mathis Dam.
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Old 01-04-2014, 01:47 PM   #100
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This thread deserves a bump...


Last week SuchesRider and I got out for a little big bike fun on 990 Adventures. Didn't take many pictures but we had a nice ride through Tusquittee Road, twice, cause the gate was closed. The road runs from Hayesville to Andrews and is a blast on the big dual sports.

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Old 01-05-2014, 06:17 PM   #101
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Yup that road wraps around the back side of Lake Nantahala and junctions in to Tuni Gap -- Tuni meets up to Big Choa (sp) which goes to Junealaska which will lead to Andrews or up to Aquone (Lake Nantahala, Wayah Gap).

Tuni Gap has been closed since the heavy rains last spring - I was hoping they'd reopen it by fall, but the just keep closing more gates.

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Last week SuchesRider and I got out for a little big bike fun on 990 Adventures. Didn't take many pictures but we had a nice ride through Tusquittee Road, twice, cause the gate was closed. The road runs from Hayesville to Andrews and is a blast on the big dual sports.

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Old 05-24-2014, 05:52 PM   #102
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Well I recently put the sidecar up for sale and it was headed to Nebraska. I didn't know quite what to do with all the extra garage space so I decided to get a little bike with a big attitude to fill it.

I couldn't even wait for the new owner to pick it up....



I had been wanting something small and light for exploring. The TE 250 is 248lbs. wet.

That's light. 65 lbs. lighter than the DRZ.

I am going to have some fun with this one. The bike had 85 miles on it. I still get to break it in.

Someone had spooned on a gigantic knobby on the back which not only interfered with everything it robbed the little bike of power. Luckily I had a MEFO on the shelf just waiting for an opportunity.





You can find some really cool stuff up here in the woods. Like an old cemetery from the 1800's tucked way back in the woods near the Appalachian Trail. This is off Charlies Creek/Upper Hightower road.






This one in particular has some cool history behind it.






http://query.nytimes.com/mem/archive...D9405B8784F0D3


I have a feeling I will be updating this thread more often.
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Old 05-27-2014, 03:45 PM   #103
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Well I recently put the sidecar up for sale and it was headed to Nebraska. I didn't know quite what to do with all the extra garage space so I decided to get a little bike with a big attitude to fill it.

I couldn't even wait for the new owner to pick it up....



I had been wanting something small and light for exploring. The TE 250 is 248lbs. wet.

That's light. 65 lbs. lighter than the DRZ.

I am going to have some fun with this one. The bike had 85 miles on it. I still get to break it in.

Someone had spooned on a gigantic knobby on the back which not only interfered with everything it robbed the little bike of power. Luckily I had a MEFO on the shelf just waiting for an opportunity.





You can find some really cool stuff up here in the woods. Like an old cemetery from the 1800's tucked way back in the woods near the Appalachian Trail. This is off Charlies Creek/Upper Hightower road.






This one in particular has some cool history behind it.






http://query.nytimes.com/mem/archive...D9405B8784F0D3


I have a feeling I will be updating this thread more often.
I did the same thing traded my 2005 DRZ400s for a 2008 TE250 and was in heaven on the trail. I sold it to a buddy who is riding the wheels off of it still. I went to a SV650 but I got tired of the street bike and found a deal on a 2009 KLX250s which my buddy and I installed the 351 big bore kit and now I have a great bike! I never ride my buddies TE because I don't want to be reminded of how light they are!

ENJOY!

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Old 05-30-2014, 04:19 PM   #104
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Yup that road wraps around the back side of Lake Nantahala and junctions in to Tuni Gap -- Tuni meets up to Big Choa (sp) which goes to Junealaska which will lead to Andrews or up to Aquone (Lake Nantahala, Wayah Gap).

Tuni Gap has been closed since the heavy rains last spring - I was hoping they'd reopen it by fall, but the just keep closing more gates.
I think that the NCDOT isn't to keen on fixing Tuni-there are quite a few areas that have significant slide damage(not enough to stop a bike but a car would have trouble). Same issue on Tatham Gap Rd heading north from Andrews-a big slide just south of the gap. I wouldn't hold my breath on them fixing that one anytime soon-the side of the mountain is down in the valley now.
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Old 06-02-2014, 06:07 AM   #105
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I think that the NCDOT isn't to keen on fixing Tuni-there are quite a few areas that have significant slide damage(not enough to stop a bike but a car would have trouble). Same issue on Tatham Gap Rd heading north from Andrews-a big slide just south of the gap. I wouldn't hold my breath on them fixing that one anytime soon-the side of the mountain is down in the valley now.
Couple of questions
Can you get through Tatham Gap on a motorcycle?

Is Winding Stairs still closed?
Can you get through with a motorcycle if you ride around the gate?
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